“Batchewana First Nation Responds to Tower Incident with Internal Response Team”
Posted: Aug 29, 2021

For Immediate release 
August 29, 2021

Batchewana First Nation, Ontario – The Leadership of Batchewana First Nation was notified of an incident involving one of the towers at the Bow Lake Wind Farm on August 28, 2021.
Batchewana First Nation, which has a fifty percent limited partnership interest in the Bow Lake Wind Farm through the subsidiary Mukwaa Inc. is monitoring the situation and working closely with BluEarth Renewables, co-owner and operator of the facility.
Batchewana First Nation has assembled an Internal Response Team to assess the situation and ensure that the environmental standards of the First Nation are adhered to. 
Chief Sayers stated, “We want to assure our people that this is a rare incident and although we could not anticipate this happening we are confident that our Internal Response Team will be monitoring the situation over the next several days and will be looking to the operator for assurance that every possible action is taken to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Batchewana First Nation government.”

Moving forward the leadership of the First Nation will be requesting further inspection of all the remaining towers on site.

Updates to the Batchewana First Nation membership and the general public will be made as more information becomes available. 

At this time the First Nation is asking everyone to avoid the area for safety reasons and to follow the protocols being used by the operator.
All inquiries regarding this incident should be directed to the operator, BluEarth Renewables Inc. and their communication team at media@bluearth.caor 587-324-4238.  

Inquiries related to Batchewana First Nation should be addressed to alex@batchewana.caor (705) 255-8407